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Dual Gr1 Eddie Read Winner Dies
Bred by Lord Weinstock, Irish-bred stallion Fastness (Rousillon-City Fortress, by Troy) has died in the US, aged 23. A dual winner of the Gr1 Eddie Read Stakes at Del Mar, the grey horse won on debut at Deauville in France but was destined to make his mark in his adopted country where his 14 starts resulted in 11 in-the-money runs. According to bloodhorse.com, turf specialist Fastness has sired 97 winners, among them Canada's 2002 Champion 3YO Colt Le Cinquieme Essai.